Colorado commit Tyler Lytle watches coach Mike MacIntyre’s press conference on Wednesday.
Colorado commit Tyler Lytle watches coach Mike MacIntyre's press conference on Wednesday. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFERS

Javier Edwards

Position: Defensive tackle

Previous school: Blinn College

Height/weight: 6-3, 350 pounds

Ratings: Rivals.com: 3 stars; Scout.com: 3

Notable: Arrived on campus last month and will take part in spring ball. ... Graduated from Aldine Davis High School in Houston. ... Played two seasons at Blinn College and will have two years to play at CU. ... Expected to compete for the starting job at nose tackle, replacing departed senior Josh Tupou.

Kevin George

Position: Cornerback

Previous school: Georgia Military Academy

Height/weight: 6-3, 175 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 2 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Will have four seasons to play three at CU. ... Graduated from Carencro High School in Louisiana. ... Had two interceptions, including one he returned 56 yards for a touchdown, last season. His other interception was returned 76 yards. ... Projected to play corner for the Buffs, but also played safety in high school.

Shamar Hamilton

Position: Defensive end

Previous school: ASA College

Height/weight: 6-3, 245 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars


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Notable: Arrived on campus in January. ... Graduated from Santaluces (Fla.) High School. ... He played two seasons at ASA and will have two seasons to play at CU. ... Recorded 10 sacks in 17 games during his two seasons at ASA. ... Expected to play outside linebacker in a role similar to what Jimmie Gilbert played the past four years.

Chris Mulumba

Position: Defensive end

Previous school: Diablo Valley College

Height/weight: 6-4, 280 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 2 stars

Notable: Arrived in January and will take part in spring. ... Grew up in Helsinki, Finland. ... Was a state wrestling champion and a four-time national champ in judo. ... Served a year in the Finnish Army after high school. ... Growing up, he played football in a club-like environment. ... Played two seasons at DVC and will have two seasons to play for the Buffs. ... Could play defensive end or outside linebacker in the Buffs' 3-4 defense.

Dante Wigley

Position: Defensive back

Previous school: Holmes Community College

Height/weight: 6-1, 190 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Colorado commit Jake Moretti talks to the media on Wednesday.
Colorado commit Jake Moretti talks to the media on Wednesday. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

Notable: Arrived in January and participate in spring. ... Attended Carrollton (Ga.) High School. ... Redshirted at Georgia Tech in 2015 before playing at Holmes last season. ... He will have three seasons to play at CU. ... Likely will play corner, but has size and versatility to play anywhere in the secondary.

HIGH SCHOOL SIGNEES

Maurice Bell

Position: Receiver

High school: Murrieta Valley (Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-0, 170 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Caught 69 passes for 1,083 yards and 7 TDs as a senior. ... As a junior, he caught 51 passes for 956 yards and 16 TD. ... Also played defensive back. ... Rated as one of the top WRs in California. ... Also played basketball and ran track in high school. ... Could play outside or in the slot at CU.

Jacob Callier

Position: Defensive end

High school: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-2, 245 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: One of the top-rated defensive ends in California. ... Finished his senior year with 95 tackles, 12 for loss and nine sacks. ... Had a team-high 12 sacks a junior, along with 64 tackles. ... Went to the same high school that produced current CU receiver Shay Fields. ... Callier projects as a defensive end at CU.

Alex Fontenot

Position: Running back

High school: George Ranch (Richmond, Texas)

Height/weight: 6-0, 190 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Rated one of the top 20 prospects in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. ... Rushed for 642 yards and 10 TDs on 91 carries as a senior. ... As a junior, helped George Ranch win the 5A Division I state title, rushing for 1,408 yards and 21 TDs. ... His father, Albert, played 10 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman.

Jaylon Jackson

Position: Receiver

High school: Cedar Hill (Texas)

Height/weight: 5-10, 170 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Early enrollee who arrived on campus in January. ... A talented prospect who has dealt with injuries. He had played just one game in the past two years because of knee injuries. ... As a sophomore, he had 257 receiving yards and 253 rushing yards. ... Has clocked in at 10.55 seconds in the 100-meter dash. ... Projected as a slot receiver for the Buffs.

Nate Landman

Position: Linebacker

High school: Monte Vista (Danville, Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-3, 210 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Born in Zimbabwe, where his father played international rugby. ... Played LB and receiver at Monte Vista, earning East Bay Athletic League MVP honors. ... Recorded 32 tackles for loss as a senior. ... Caught 38 passes for 577 yards and seven TDs and also threw two TD passes. ... Could play inside or outside linebacker for the Buffs.

Isaiah Lewis

Position: Safety

High school: Granite Bay (Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-0, 190 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 2 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Arrived on campus in January. ... He was limited to four games as a senior because of a shoulder injury. ... Played running back, receiver, corner and safety in high school. ... Also played basketball during his high school career. ... Projected as a safety, where the Buffs are loaded with upperclassmen.

Tyler Lytle

Position: Quarterback

High school: Servite (Anaheim, Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-5, 205 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Arrived on campus in January. ... First-team All-Trinity League selection as a senior, as he threw for 2,759 yards and 19 TDs, and also ran for seven TDs. ... Was invited to play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, but did not play because of enrolling early. ... Father, Mike, played safety at Hawaii.

Chris Miller

Position: Cornerback

High school: Denton (Texas)

Height/weight: 5-11, 175 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Second-team all-state selection. ... Played receiver and cornerback. ... As a corner, posted 20 pass break-ups and two interceptions as a senior. On offense, he caught 28 passes for 572 yards and eight TDs. ... Several schools, including Baylor and Ole Miss, made late runs at him, but Miller made his decision official on Wednesday morning.

Jake Moretti

Position: Offensive line

High school: Pomona (Arvada)

Height/weight: 6-4, 270 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 4 stars; Scout: 4 stars

Notable: Arrived on campus in January. ... One of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country, he's also arguably the top in-state prospect for the 2017 class. ... Originally committed to Ohio State. ... Missed his senior season with a torn ACL. ... Buffs project him as a tackle.

Chase Newman

Position: Linebacker

High school: La Mirada (Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-2, 210 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: One of the top outside linebacker prospects in California. ... Played in only seven games as a senior, recording 28 tackles, two interceptions and a sack. Returned both INTs for touchdowns vs. Cerritos. ... As a junior, he had 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions as a senior. ... High school coach was former CU quarterback Mike Moschetti. ... Father, David, played in the Canadian Football League.

K.D. Nixon

Position: Receiver

High school: DeSoto (Texas)

Height/weight: 5-8, 180 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 4 stars; Scout: 4 stars

Notable: Helped DeSoto to a 16-0 record, Class 6A Division II state title and a No. 2 national ranking by MaxPreps.com. ... Caught 69 passes for 1,148 yards and 11 TDs as a senior. ... Named a Top 35 All-American by PrepStar Magazine. ... Likely will play in the slot for the Buffs in a role similar to what Jay MacIntyre has played.

Sebastian Olver

Position: Athlete

High school: Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-5, 250 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and has played only two seasons of American football. ... He played basketball and rugby growing up. It was during a vacation to the U.S. in 2014 that he discovered a love for American football. ... As a senior, he had 53 tackles, 16 for loss and eight sacks. ... Could play defensive end or tight end at CU.

Heston Paige

Position: Offensive line

High school: ThunderRidge (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)

Height/weight: 6-5, 270 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: One of the top line prospects in the state, he earned Class 5A all-state honors. ... Helped paved the way for a strong running game at ThunderRidge. ... His father, Bill, lettered at UCLA and played with Troy Aikman. ... At CU, he could play tackle or guard.

Grant Polley

Position: Offensive line

High school: Denton (Texas)

Height/weight: 6-4, 265 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 4 stars

Notable: Ranked as one of the top guards in Texas and in the country. ... Did not allow a single sack during his final two seasons. ... Played in the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 1. ... He was a first-team all-state selection. ... Has the ability to play guard or tackle at CU.

Jared Poplawski

Position: Tight end

High school: Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Height/weight: 6-4, 220 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: He was committed to Arizona State until flipping to Colorado on Wednesday. ... His father, grandfather and other family members all went to ASU. Also had three Saguaro teammates committed to ASU. ... Caught 17 passes for 250 yards and four TDs as a senior. ... On defense, he had 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks.

Casey Roddick

Position: Offensive line

High school: St. Bonaventure (Ventura, Calif.)

Height/weight: 6-4, 340

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Rated as the No. 3 guard prospect in California. ... Named the Marmonte League offensive lineman of the year. ... Originally committed to California, he de-committed in mid-January. He made his official visit to CU last weekend. ... Versatile lineman could play anywhere on the line, but most likely projects as a guard or center at CU.

Jalen Sami

Position: Defensive tackle

High school: Vista Ridge (Colorado Springs)

Height/weight: 6-6, 320 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 2 stars; Scout: Not rated

Notable: A late bloomer, he went into last weekend with only two offers: Northern Colorado and CSU-Pueblo. CU made him offer on Sunday, he committed on Monday and later that day received an offer from Ole Miss. ... He was first-team all-conference as a senior. ... The Buffs view him as a nose tackle in their 3-4 defense.

Laviska Shenault

Position: Receiver

High school: DeSoto (Texas)

Height/weight: 6-1, 205 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 4 stars

Notable: A prep teammate of Nixon, Shenault ranks as one of the top 50 receivers in the country. ... As a senior, he caught 46 passes for 825 yards and nine TDs. ... Posted 27 catches for 477 yards and three TDs as a junior. ... Shenault projects as an outside receiver for the Buffs.

William Sherman

Position: Offensive line

High school: Allen (Texas)

Height/weight: 6-3, 295 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: Second team all-district selection as a senior. ... Although he played tackle at Allen, he has been one of the top rated centers in his region. ... He played three years on varsity, helping Allen to a 44-2 record. ... Projects as a guard, but could also play center for the Buffs.

Dante Sparaco

Position: Athlete

High school: IMG Academy (Florida)

Height/weight: 6-5, 250 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: One of the first commitments in the 2017 class, Sparaco played at Cherry Creek High School before transferring to IMG for his senior year. He played at Glenwood Springs High School early in his career. ... Starting at defensive end at IMG, he had 71 tackles, 11 for loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. ... Like Olver, he could also wind up playing tight end at some point.

Jonathan Van Diest

Position: Linebacker

High school: Cherry Creek (Englewood)

Height/weight: 6-1, 235 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 3 stars; Scout: 3 stars

Notable: He and Sparaco were the first two commits on Feb. 28, 2016. ... Rated as the No. 1 outside linebacker prospect in the state. ... Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game. ... Two-time first-team all-state selection. ... The Centennial League defensive MVP, he had 74 tackles and 6.5 sacks as a senior. ... Projects as an inside linebacker at CU.

Carson Wells

Position: Linebacker

High school: South Sumter (Fla.)

Height/weight: 6-4, 230 pounds

Ratings: Rivals: 2 stars; Scout: 2 stars

Notable: Named the defensive player of the year in Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel. ... As a senior, he had 96 tackles, including 18 for loss, seven sacks and two interceptions. ... Impressed CU with his speed during a camp last summer. He ran the 100 meters in 11.3 seconds last year. ... Could play inside or outside at CU, but his speed makes him a likely candidate to play outside.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.